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pon duh ruhs

  • s  slow and laborious because of weight
    ponderous prehistoric beasts
    a ponderous yawn
  • s  having great mass and weight and unwieldiness
    a ponderous stone
    a ponderous burden
    ponderous weapons
  • s  labored and dull
    a ponderous speech

  • The ponderous judiciary moved with so much lethargy that by the time the culprit was sentenced for the crime, he had already served his term awaiting trial.
  • The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you.
  • They include a reporter, a rock star and a news anchornone of whom ever gets absorbed in ponderous debates about the immigrant experience.
News & Articles

  • Cricket-England play patience game until final-over fireworks
    By Mark Meadows LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - England took their time in trademark style before some last-over fireworks by Ravi Bopara helped them post 293 for seven in their Champions Trophy Group A match amid woeful Sri Lankan fielding at the Oval on Thursday. The tournament hosts, who will progress to the semi-finals with a win, have been criticised by commentators for their recent ponderous ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  • Pat Quinn in Toronto Sun
    At this point Dustin does look like he's a little tired or ponderous,said Quinn. "We played him a lot early on, a lot more than he's ever played before for anybody. Maybe we drained the tank a little bit. We're hoping we can get that built...
  • John Lithgow in San Francisco Chronicle
    We are constantly talking about comedy theory in these interviews. I think we are becoming ponderous,says Lithgow. "Ultimately it's just funny, but I think funny comes out of pain and melancholy and anxiety. These are two guys who are...
  • Stuart Barnes in International Herald Tribune
    In a team that was almost terminally ponderous, Barkley produced the only cutting edge in the midfield and made the USA look what they are a team of patriotic part-timers,former England flyhalf Stuart Barnes wrote in The Sunday Times.

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